Match ends, Espanyol 0, Real Madrid 6.
Espanyol 0-6 Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo became Real Madrid's record scorer in La Liga after hitting five goals in a demolition of Espanyol.
Ronaldo has 230 goals in the Spanish top flight, passing Raul's tally of 228, and is now the fourth-highest scorer in the competition's history.
The Portugal forward hit three inside the first 20 minutes, one a penalty, before Karim Benzema made it 4-0.
Ronaldo, previously without a goal in eight games for club and country, added two more in the second half.
The 30-year-old's record-breaking total has come in just 204 league games for Real following his £80m move from Manchester United in 2009.
Goal drought? What goal drought?
|La Liga's all-time top scorers|
|Player||Clubs||Years in La Liga||Goals|
|1. Lionel Messi||Barcelona||2004-||287|
|2. Telmo Zarra||Athletic Bilbao||1940-1955||251|
|3. Hugo Sanchez||Atletico MadridReal MadridRayo Vallecano||1981-1994||234|
|4. Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid||2009||230|
|5. Raul||Real Madrid||1994-2010||228|
Ronaldo needed just seven minutes to end his eight-game goal drought, which covered pre-season friendlies as well as Real's opening two La Liga games of the season.
He curled in the opening goal from Luka Modric's pass, before adding a second from the penalty spot following a foul by Espanyol defender Victor Alvarez.
The forward completed his hat-trick by converting a Gareth Bale cross, then claimed an assist by feeding Benzema to add a fourth with just 28 minutes gone.
Ronaldo did not score again until just past the hour mark, with Bale again the provider, and rounded off a comprehensive win by finishing from Lucas Vazquez's pass towards the end.
- 15CianiSubstituted forMontañés Claveríasat 45'minutes
- 22González SoberónBooked at 16mins
- 8Sevilla López
- 4Sánchez MataSubstituted forJordán Morenoat 65'minutes
- 16López RodríguezSubstituted forCañas Ruiz Herreraat 45'minutesBooked at 66mins
- 5Álvarez Delgado
- 7Moreno Balagueró
- 11Montañés Claverías
- 14Cañas Ruiz Herrera
- 18Fuentes Hernández
- 19Jordán Moreno
- 24Raíllo Arenas
- 28Sylla Diallo
- 4RamosSubstituted forVaraneat 75'minutes
- 19ModricSubstituted forKovacicat 56'minutesBooked at 69mins
- 7Cristiano Ronaldo
- 9BenzemaBooked at 36minsSubstituted forVázquezat 62'minutes
- 20Rodríguez Ruiz
- Iñaki Vicandi Garrido
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Espanyol 0, Real Madrid 6.
Attempt missed. Felipe Caicedo (Espanyol) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joan Jordán.
Salva Sevilla (Espanyol) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).
Anaitz Arbilla (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Pau.
Attempt saved. Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Foul by Gerard Moreno (Espanyol).
Casemiro (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Isco following a corner.
Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Álvaro González.
Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic with a through ball.
Foul by Paco Montañés (Espanyol).
Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by José Cañas (Espanyol).
Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joan Jordán (Espanyol).
Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.